Yvonne, a 61-year old mother and grandmother who works full-time, initially wanted to have rhinoplasty because of a deviated septum. After seeing an ENT (ear, nose and throat specialist) who said he would fix her deviated septum but not do anything else to her nose, Yvonne decided to see a New Jersey plastic surgeon.
”I’m Native American and I have the very strong ‘hawk-like’ nose. I liked my face and my nose, but it had a bump in it, and over the past few years, the tip has bent a little. I was looking for a plastic surgeon who would understand that I didn’t want a cute petite Caucasian nose, I still wanted to maintain my identity, just better,” explained Yvonne.
Yvonne had plastic surgery on her eyelids about 10 years ago but was not tremendously impressed with that surgeon and didn’t consider going back. She had driven past the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery several times and decided to look them up on the Internet.
“I was impressed with what I saw on the Internet. It gave me a real feeling of the type of work Dr. Paul M. Parker does. You can tell from the before and after pictures that he is not one of those surgeons who has one nose style that he give every patient,” said Yvonne of the patients who had a rhinoplasty.
Dr. Parker asked Yvonne to bring photos of herself from when she was younger and photos of what she would like her nose to look like. Yvonne brought photos of her 31-year old daughter who has a strong nose minus the bump and crooked tip. The night before surgery Dr. Parker reviews each patient’s file, including these photos and computer imaging photos, to formulate his exact game plan for achieving the patient’s surgical goals.
“The first time I met him, I felt safe and confident that Dr. Parker was the right surgeon for me. I knew that what I wasasking him to do wasn’t easy, and he really got it. He understood what I wanted, and he was sure that it could be achieved,” Yvonne said.
Yvonne also had Dr. Parker do a brow lift and a corrugator resection. A brow lift can erase the sagging skin and lines that make you appear tired or angry. A corrugator resection involves cutting the muscle between your eyes. This will stop or prevent the deep wrinkles and fine lines and that can form there. Many people use Botox injections to relieve these lines. With a corrugator resection, no Botox is necessary.
In addition to the facial surgery Dr. Parker performed, Yvonne asked Dr. Parker if she was a good candidate for liposuction. She had always hated her abdomen and felt that her belly made her look older, really matronly.
“I asked Dr. Parker about having everything done at once. It was never something he suggested. I figured if I was going to be taking the time off from work, and he was ‘going under the hood’ anyway, I wanted it all done,” stated Yvonne.
Yvonne now has the nose she always wanted, and just three week after surgery, she is down two skirt sizes. She feels her silhouette is that of a 20 or 25 year old and she feels amazing. Yvonne describes her recovery as mildly uncomfortable, but never painful, and easy to tolerate. Yvonne is happy to have had her procedures done in New Jersey. Rhinoplasty provided her with the natural, beautiful results she longed for.
“Dr. Parker is thrilled with my results but not as much as I am. It’s spectacular, unbelievably good. People now tell me,‘You look great,’ but they don’t really know what I had done, and that’s the way I like it. Dr. Parker and everyone there is the best, truly amazing,” said Yvonne.
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